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Easter egg hunt

The Friends of Titus Sparrow Park will host a spring egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 in Titus Sparrow Park, West Newton Street. Neighborhood kids are invited for refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and to gather eggs hidden in the park at 10 a.m. The morning will also feature games and activities. Donations of toys for the sandbox are welcome. Visit for further details.

Silk flower workshop

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will host an Artful Meditations free silk flower workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Jan Gadsen Louissant will return to the library for her spring silk flower workshop. Attendees can create a centerpiece for their Easter or Passover table. Space is limited: call 617-536-8241 to register and for further information.

Egg hunt at the library

The 12th annual Friends of the South End Library Easter Egg Hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St. The Easter Bunny will visit the library with eggs filled with chocolates, poems and knockknock jokes. There will be a separate hunt area for tiny tots. There will be some baskets for those who do not have one. Refreshments will be served. Visit or call 617-536-8241 for more details.

Community conversation

United South End Settlements, 48 Rutland St., will host community conversations at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. All are invited to hear president and CEO Maicharia Weir Lytle share information about USES and their Vision125 plan. For more information, email or call 0617-536-8610


The community is invited to the “Giving Voice Gala,” a fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Theatre, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the WGBH studios, 1 Guest St. The evening will feature beer, wine or a specialty cocktail, dinner specialties prepared by several of Boston’s top chefs, presentation of awards, a live auction and entertainment by talented BCT students. To purchase tickets and for further information, visit or call 617-424-6634.

Latin and folk concert

Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, 85 West Newton St., will host an evening of Latin American music from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26. Cantata Latinoamericana is a compilation of the best of the repertoire of different Latin American composers. For this cantata, Grammy- winning Argentinean guitarist Claudio Ragazzi will be joined by Puerto Rican vocalist Josy Latorre for an exploration of bossa nova, boleros, ballads and tangos. Admission is $20. Visit or call 617-927- 1737 for more information.

Music of Robert Kyr

The Marsh Chapel Choir and Collegium will perform Robert Kyr’s “Resurrection” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave. The Marsh Chapel commissioned this piece. Kyr is one of the most prolific composers of his generation, having written 12 symphonies, three chamber symphonies, three violin concerti, numerous large works for orchestra, oratorios and other large-scale choral works and a wide variety of chamber music. Admission is free. Visit or call 888-266- 1200 for more information.

Coffee hour

Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Parks and Recreation Department will host the 21st annual neighborhood coffee hours from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at Titus Sparrow Park, 75 West Rutland Sq. Residents will enjoy coffee and breakfast treats from Dunkin’ Donuts and Whole Foods Market while they discuss open space and recreational needs with the mayor. There will be prizes, including gift certificates, swan boat rides, free downtown parking and gift baskets. Attendees will receive a flowering plant grown in the city’s greenhouses. Call 617-635-4505 for more information.

Children’s play

The Boston Children’s Theatre will present “Big River” based on Mark Twain’s classic novel “Huckleberry Finn” at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays now through April 27 at the Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. In this new musical, irrepressible Huck helps his friend Jim, a runaway slave, escape to freedom. The story of their journey downstream is an American classic that captures the rhythms, sounds and spirit of life on the Big River with a Tony award-winning score from Roger Miller. This journey provides a theatrical celebration of pure Americana and features hummable tunes such as “River in the Rain,” “Worlds Apart” and the anthem “Free at Last.” Tickets are available online at or by calling 617-424- 6634.

Farmers’ market

The Trustee’s of Reservation has a Mobile Farmers Market that will be stationed in the Plaza Betances area every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. The market will offer a wide variety of local, fresh vegetables, along with fruit, meat, eggs and milk sourced primarily from the Trustees’ Powisset Farm in Dover, as well as other Massachusetts farms. With all food coming direct from the farm, prices will be as affordable as possible and the market will accept cash, credit, SNAP/EBT, and WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program coupons. The Trustees are also participating in the new Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program, which just launched this spring and reimburses SNAP customers for local fruit and vegetable purchases. Further information can be found at or or by calling 617-399-1962.